This is a second year compulsory module for students on the LLB programme. The module introduces students to legal theory, which involves studying a range of different theoretical approaches/schools of thought bearing upon fundamental questions such as what is law? What is law for? And how law-making and legal reasoning reflects different approaches to/answers to those questions.
The term “Legal Theory” encompasses traditional schools of comprising what is sometimes called, “Jurisprudence”, including natural law and positivism. It also encompasses the opportunity to explore other approaches to legal theory including social-legal approaches to law and feminist legal theory.